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Increasing girls’ aspirations for engineering

Increasing girls’ aspirations for engineering

 

Engineering UK has published a new report on increasing girls’ aspirations for careers in engineering. 

Rapid Evidence Review – interventions to increase girls’ aspirations for engineering and technology careers brings together the available evidence on interventions that aim to increase girls’ aspirations for engineering and technology careers. It aims to inform programme design and delivery for STEM engagement practitioners and funders, and to highlight gaps where more evidence is needed.  

The report finds that, despite some improvements, women are still significantly underrepresented in engineering and technology, comprising just 16.5% of the engineering workforce, compared with 47.7% of the overall workforce. 

Providing high-quality impactful STEM outreach activities for girls is a vital part of addressing this. The report considers five main sections including activities for primary school students, programmes designed specifically for girls, role models and mentors, links to higher education and careers and summer camps.

Read the full report here.

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